Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible









Then Paul stood up, and beckoned with his hand and said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hearken. The God of this people chose our fathers, and he exalted the people in their sojourn in the land of Egypt, and with a high arm he brought them out of it; and for about forty years he nourished them in the wilderness. read more.
And having destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as a possession. And after that, for about four hundred and fifty years, he gave judges, until Samuel the prophet. And afterward they asked for a king; and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years; and having removed him, he raised up to them David to be their king, to whom he gave testimony, saying, "I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after my own heart, who will do all my will." From the seed of this man hath God, according to his promise, brought to Israel a Saviour, Jesus; before whose coming forward John had first preached a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. And as John was finishing his course, he said, Who do ye think that I am? I am not He. But lo I there cometh after me one, the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to loose. Brethren, sons of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you was the word of this salvation sent forth. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, not knowing him, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled them in condemning him. And though they found nothing deserving death in him, they asked of Pilate that he should be slain. And when they had accomplished all that was written of him, they took him down from the cross, and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead, and he was seen for many days by those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. And we declare to you the glad tidings, that the promise which was made to the fathers God hath fulfilled to us their children, in raising up Jesus [from the dead]; as it is also written in the first Psalm: "Thou art my Son; I have this day begotten thee." And that he raised him up from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he hath thus spoken: "I will give you the sure holy things promised to David." Wherefore also in another Psalm he saith, "Thou wilt not suffer thy holy one to see corruption:" For David, after having in his own generation served the will of God, fell asleep, and was added to his fathers, and saw corruption; but he whom God raised from the dead did not see corruption. Be it therefore known to you, brethren, that through this man is announced to you the forgiveness of sins; and by him every one that believeth is justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Beware therefore, lest that come upon you which is spoken in the Prophets, "Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish! for I work a work in your days, a work which ye will not believe, though one should plainly declare it to you." And as they were going out, they besought that these words might be spoken to them on the next sabbath. And when the synagogue broke up, many of the Jews and proselyte worshippers followed Paul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, exhorted them to continue in the grace of God.

For though ye have ten thousand teachers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I begot you through the gospel.

If I am not an apostle to others, yet surely I am to you; for the seal of my apostleship are ye in the Lord.

Whether, then, it were I or they, thus we preach, and thus ye believed.

Ye are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men; since ye are manifestly shown to be a letter of Christ by means of our service, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not on tablets of stone, but on fleshly tablets of the heart.











I therefore so run, not as one uncertain; I so fight, not as one striking the air;



And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the gentiles; but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.



I therefore so run, not as one uncertain; I so fight, not as one striking the air;


And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the gentiles; but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.











They therefore, having been sent forward by the church, passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the gentiles; and they caused great joy to all the brethren.




that ye may be blameless and pure, children of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation; among whom ye shine as luminaries in the world, holding forth the word of life, that I may have whereof to boast against the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain, or labor in vain.







Wherefore put off all filthiness, and excess of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.





Therefore let us also, being surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth easily beset us, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us; looking to the author and perfecter of the faith, Jesus, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.






Therefore let us also, being surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth easily beset us, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us; looking to the author and perfecter of the faith, Jesus, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

if by any means I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained, or have been already perfected; but I press on, if I may also lay hold of that for which I was laid hold of by Christ. Brethren, I do not reckon myself to have laid hold of it; but one thing I do, forgetting the things that are behind, and stretching forth to the things that are before, read more.
I press toward the mark for the prize of the heavenly calling of God in Christ Jesus.